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Community Corner

  Event Description Time / Location
7/27 - 8/5 ACT Prep Course

ACT Prep Course

July 27 to August 5

9 am to noon

UWEC Human Sciences and Services Building

239 Water Street Eau Claire WI 54701

Description: Our Course

  • ·         Take two official, retired ACT exams and receive detailed results.
  • ·         Write a practice essay using a typical ACT prompt and receive individual feedback.
  • ·         Complete sample exercises and skill drills to review key concepts.
  • ·         Learn test-taking strategies and helpful hints for each section of the exam.

Fee: $159

Age: 10 to 12 grade


9 am to Noon, UWEC Human Sciences and Services Building
7/27 - 7/31 Architectural Design Camp

Architectural Design Camp

July 27 – 31, 2015

9am to noon

UWEC Centennial Hall

1698 Park Ave. Eau Claire WI 54701

Description: Explore the world of residential and landscape architecture! We'll start by learning basic architectural concepts, history, styles and vocabulary. Then YOU will design your own "dream home" using home design software. You'll draw up blueprints and build a scaled-down model of your home. We'll also take a field trip to meet some of the designers, engineers and architects that have led many local building and landscaping projects, including several on the university campus. If you've ever thought about a career in architecture, engineering, urban planning or drafting-or you just enjoy designing and building-this is the perfect summer camp for you!

Fee: $169 till June 25 then it is $189

Age: 6 to 9 grade


9am to Noon, UWEC Centennial Hall
7/30 National Mustard Day

Please come enjoy lunch on us, in conjunction with Gordy's Market. Register to win prizes, and more! 

  • Bring your non- Silver Spring mustard bottles and trade in for a FREE bottle of Silver Spring mustard.
  • Register for Great Prizes donated by local businesses! 
  • T-Shirts and other Silver Spring swag will be for sale!
  • While you're at it, stock up on your favorite Silver Spring mustards and sauces for only $1 each! 
  • Give some ZING to your taste buds in our Tasting Tent and Bloody Mary Tent! 

Broadcasting Live! I-94, WAXX 104.5, B95

"Pay to Putt" benefitting Community Table: Buy tickets to putt and you could win: gas grill, Twins tickets, Minnesota Wild Tickets, Badger tickets, or the opportunity to be in a commercial with Colonel Mustard and the Gordy's Guru!

11:30 - 2pm, Silver Springs Food 2424 Alpine Rd, Eau Claire
7/31 - 8/2 Blayne's Benefit

On May 16th, two year old Blayne fell into a campfire. He was rushed to Menomonie Hospital where they started to treat his burns. He was then transferred to Regions Hospital burn center in MN. On May 18th, Blayne had surgery where they took skin from his leg and placed it on his hands and arms. He had a second surgery on may 29th. Blayne and his family will have many more trips back to Regions in the next 18 months! 

Men's mixed softball Tournament ($100 entry fee) 

Beer Drinking Trophy

Raffle Tickets-  6 for $5 or $1 each

Silent Auction

50/50 Raffles

Paddle Raffles

On-Site Primitive camping $5/night


Contact Connie or Jeff Pederson at 715-962-3606

Get your team entered right away!! 

call number below for times, Tom Prince Ball Field, HWY 170, Colfax
8/2 Celebration of Summer Picnic

St. Charles Borromeo Parish Picnic Celebration of Summer

Sunday, August 2  11am- 4pm

Baked Chicken, Steak sandwich, Main Street pie, Cow Caviar, Ice Cream and more


  • $3000 Cash Raffle drawing at 4pm
  • New Event Thrift Sale 11-3 
  • Cake/Grocery walk
  • Kids Games 12:30- 2:30
  • Beef Raffle
  • 50/50 Raffle
  • Silent Auction and Theme Raffle Baskets

McDonell High School 1316 Bel Air Blvd, Chippewa Falls

11am- 4pm, McDonell High School
8/6 Chippewa Valley Hospital Golf/Dinner Benefit

Chippea Valley Hospital Golf/Dinner Benefit will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2013 at Rolling Greens Golf Course in Durand. The day's events include: golfing, door prizes, putting contest, dinner, mega-raffle, golf awards and much more. For further information or to schedule a tee time, contact Tali Schmitz at 715-672-4211 ext. 111

  • Rain or Shine Schedule: 
  • 9am- Registration begins
  • 10-6 Golf and Course events
  • 11-1 Buffet Lunch
  • 5-8 Dinner
  • 7:30pm Awards and Prizes

Entry Fee: $60              Dinner Only: $45 

Rain or Shine, Rolling Greens Golf Course,
8/6 - 8/7 Summer Book Sale The Friends of Chippewa Falls Public Library will hold their summer book sale on Thursday, Aug 6 and on Friday August 7. Many books, as well as CDs and DVDs will be available. Aug 6: 10-7 & Aug 7: 10-3, Chippewa Falls Public Library
8/6 Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution

Don’t forget to bring a box or clothes basket to carry your food home with you!

For a small donation, you’ll leave with two large containers full of food.  

5:00 p.m., 1120 Cedar Street in Eau Claire
8/6 Annual Pork and Pie & Ice Cream Social

Annual Pork and Pie & Ice Cream Social Thursday, August 6, serving from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Christ Lutheran Church, 1306 Wilcox Street, North Menomonie Barbecue sandwiches, pork sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, pickles, pie, cake, ice cream, and beverage will be served. Cost for the full meal is $7.00; cost for children 9 and under is $3.50. 

4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, Menomonie
8/6 Ice Cream Social

Ice cream social at Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church in rurall Elk Mound on Thursday, August 6th from 4-7:30pm. Serving potato salad, baked beans, barbeques, hot turkey sandwiches, hotdogs, pie, ice cream, beverages. 

There will also be a bake sale

Directions: from Eau Claire, take T to HWY 29, west on 20 to M- north 3 miles

4-7:30pm, Big Elk Creek Lutheran Church
8/7 - 8/9 52nd Annual Pioneer Days

Chippewa Valley Antique Engine and Model Club Inc. Presents the 52nd Annual Pioneer days

Featuring Seaman & Odd Tractors

Admission is $6/person 10&under are free

Aug 7: Gate opens at 10am

Aug 8 & 9: Gate opens at 7am 

  • General Information and Camping: 715-723-9524
  • Flea Market: 715-214-8857
  • Tractor Pull: 715-832-3977

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Tractor Pull

Kids Games

Steam Engines

Wood Sawing

Sunday Church Service

and much more

Check out our website

see below, Pioneer Park S4964 Poterville Rd
8/8 - 8/9 St. Peter and Paul Catholic Parish Fall Festival-Independence, WI

Saturday, Aug 8: 4:30 Polka Mass with the Overall Kampa Band under teh tent. Followed by a social hour with food, refreshments, attendance raffle for $1000. 

Sunday, Aug 9: 10:30 Polka Mass with the overall Kampa Band under the tent. 

Dinner featuring baked chicken, meatballs, potatoes and gravy, glazed carrots, homemade bread, desserts and much more. $10 adult $5 chidlren

Auction at 1pm, livestock being sold at 3pm

Bingo, games for all ages, milk shakes, popcorn, charcoal chicken, hotdogs and more!

Something for everyone! Come and join your neighobors for a fun filled day! 

See Below, St Peter and Paul Catholic Parish
8/16 Summerfest 32

The day begins with our 10:30am Mass with Polka Music by Holy Rosary Polka Band and Chior

Polish Style Dinner serving 11am-2pm

Adults $9.50, 5-12year old $5, 4 and under free

Polish sausage, golbki, sweet and sour cabbage, perogi's, polish bread, green beans, kolachky, and coffee and milk. 

Food stand will be selling polish sausage, hot dogs, root beer floats, pie and ice cream all day


Music, raffles, cake walk, refreshements, entertainement for everyone!

Our "world famous" BUCKET RAFFLE drawings start at 3pm with the Cash Raffle drawing to follow. 


10:30AM, Holy Rosary Parish, Owen
9/18 - 9/19 Yellowstone Art Trail

Grab a few friends, and hop in your vehicle and take a relaxing drive reminiscent of the popular transcontinental auto route named the Yellowstone Trail that went right through these communities back in the early 1900's. The Yellowstone Art Trail welcomes you to the towns of Cadott, Boyd, and stanley, WI and nearby areas showcasing the creative talents and skills of 36 artists at 19 locations. You will be able to visit with the artists and purchase items for sale. Many of the artists will be giving demostrations. Each artists will have a drawing to win one of their unique creations. 

Also on the tour are historical places of interest plus specialty shops featuring locally made products. The Cadott Area Historical Society will be giving tours on Saturday and the ZCBJ Bohemian Hall will be giving tours of the building both days, as well as hosting several artists. Brochures and maps are available at local businesses in August or at or there is no charge for the self-guided tour, just watch for the big yellow sunflowers dotting the trail. 

10am-6pm both days, Yellowstone Trail (County Hwy X)